Capacity Building

Network Engineers from our Member NRENs Continue to Benefit from Capacity Building Exercises held By UbuntuNet Alliance.

In order to achieve our vision of a vibrant community of NRENs, UbuntuNet Alliance carries out various capacity building exercises throughout the year. One of such workshops is the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) scaling techniques workshop. This workshop is meant to help build techniques for Network Engineers from our member NRENs and was held in …

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Webinar Series 2022-4: Part 2 of Cloud Services on Amazon Web Services for Higher Education

The “Cloud Services for Research and Education II: AWS” webinar held on June 28, 2022 and organized by the UbuntuNet Alliance was a successor to a similar event held earlier in the year. The webinar peaked 27 active participants from 12 National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and 15 research and academic institutions. In February …

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Capacity Building Workshop on Developing NRENs Funding Proposal to Attract International Funding Support

Over the years there has been need for the National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) to widen their financial base to ensure continuity and growth of their operations in the wake of various challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the strategic areas of focus is the relationship with the Funding Partners. To foster …

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NREN Network Engineers Training 2022: BGP Zero to Hero

From 21st to 25th March 2022, UbuntuNet Alliance organized a workshop for NREN engineers titled “BGP Zero to Hero.” Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the routing protocol that enables the exchange of routing information between autonomous systems. The workshop targeted technical personnel from the Alliance member NRENs. It comprised of theoretical and practical sessions on …

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UbuntuNetTV

As the Regional Research and Education Network of Eastern and Southern Africa, we have launched a YouTube channel dubbed UbuntuNetTV, to provide video content of our activities to our community and stakeholders. UbuntuNet Allaince is leading the charge to a vibrant and sustainable community of NRENs within its region. Throughout the year, we hold various …

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UbuntuNet Alliance holds second NREN cloud webinar

At least 20 systems engineers from Eastern and Southern Africa participated in the latest NREN Cloud Webinar hosted by UbuntuNet Alliance in partnership with the Research and Education Network of Uganda, RENU. The webinar on Building an OpenStack Cloud using Ansible was held on Tuesday, 29th September 2020. It was the second in the series …

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NREN Cloud set up webinars for network engineers kick-off

In a drive to help National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) own cloud service infrastructure, UbuntuNet Alliance has launched a series of webinars aimed at drilling NREN network and systems engineers on how their can set up and operate their own cloud systems. The webinar series kicked off in August 2020 with the first seminar …

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UbuntuNet Alliance, Internet Society to train NREN engineers online

UbuntuNet Alliance has, in partnership with the Internet Society (ISOC), organized a three-week Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) online training workshop for network engineers from the UbuntuNet Alliance membership region. The workshop, to be facilitated experts from ISOC, will be held through daily one-hour sessions starting from 13th – 31st July 2020. The …

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Instructional Design in E-Learning webinar excites participants

There has been overwhelming response and feedback from participants that attended the Instructional Design in E-Learning webinar aimed at drilling university and college lecturers and instructors on how to design effective online lessons. The webinar, organized by UbuntuNet Alliance in partnership with Makerere University, was held Wednesday, 27 May 2020 and facilitated by e-learning specialist …

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Optimising Moodle for Remote Teaching and Learning Webinar

In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, where at least 1.3 billion students and learners across the planet are affected by closure of schools and universities, academic institutions are frantically exploring different platforms for online teaching and learning. To assist institutions choose and adopt standard and efficient platforms and tools, UbuntuNet Alliance is running a …

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